Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
In this fatwa:
Islam urges its followers to marry as soon as possible as long as they are financially and physically able. Marriage in Islam is both a religious ordinance as well as a Prophetic Sunnah. What has been circulated regarding marriage in the month of Muharram is a baseless claim that has no any religious backing.
Tackling the issue from a broader and wider dimension, Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of North America, states:
The Day of Ashura
The Day of Ashura (10th of Muharram) is certainly a sad day in the history of Islam. It was on this day that the grandson of the Prophet (i.e. Imam Al-Husayn, may Allah be pleased with him) along with many members of his family were brutally massacred in Karbala in the year 61 of Hijrah or 680 of the common era.
However, besides fasting and remembering the tragic events of Imam Al-Husayn’s martyrdom, there is no other mourning required on these days.
All days belong to Allah and Muslims should not take any superstitions from any months or days.
Allah Almighty knows best.
Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.